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Following Government announcements, our site at Oak Tree Farm and our charity shops will be closed until further notice. For animal emergencies or advice please call 01228 560082 or email info@oaktreeanimals.org.uk. Please be aware, that due to reduced staffing levels, our phones will be operating on answerphone and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We will continue to support our community to the best of our ability but will be unable to rehome animals during this period.

Please keep an eye on our social media to keep up to date with our work and how you can help during this period.

A huge thank you to all our supporters who will allow us to keep helping animals and their owners during this time, your generosity is invaluable to us.

Please be patient - if you don't manage to get through on the telephone, please do email us at the address above and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Don’t forget our website is packed full of information and more specific ways to contact different departments. Whatever your situation, please get in touch and explain your needs and we will do all we can to support you. 

If you are currently self-isolating and your pet requires veterinary care, please telephone your veterinary practice for the latest advice. It may be that they suggest that a friend or family member brings your pet to the practice.

According to the World Health Organisation, there is currently no evidence that companion animals can be infected with COVID-19, however regular hand washing is advisable, as always, when in contact with your pet. 

Stay safe from us all at Oak Tree, we look forward to seeing you again soon.


On average, we have 400 animals come into our shelter every year.

Please take a look at our dogs looking for loving homes and see if you can find a friend for life. Where appropriate, all of our animals are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered. We also give each animal a behavioural assessment to identify their needs and help you find your perfect companion.

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All available animals are put on the website once they have been health checked and assessed.

Please email smallanimalteam@oaktreeanimals.org.uk if you are interested in a specific animal you’ve viewed on the website and the team will get back to you as soon as they can.